jus publicum


jus pub·​li·​cum
-ˈpə-bli-kəm, -ˈpü-blē-ˌku̇m
: a right of public ownership
specifically : the right of ownership of real property that is held in trust by a government for the public
tidal flats are subject to the jus publicum United States v. Hensel, 509 F. Supp. 1376 (1981)

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, public law or right

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“Jus publicum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/jus%20publicum. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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